The pain of loss is clean pain. The thoughts we wrap around that pain creates suffering, including denial, regret, worry, anxiety, indignation, anger, and self-pity.
I have come to the end of myself. I have given up dreams of my past and future. In sitting on the ledge, I became aware of the possibility of a new life, a new life in which I served and nourished others.
The sun really does rise and set each day, and with that passage of time our loss becomes more manageable.
While there may be times when we feel more like a junk yard treasure than a masterpiece, we are always a work of art.
You have a unique opportunity to carve and craft a new future; your Plan B. It will look very different, but you CAN really create a new life to love.
While it’s so hard to remember, the storms in your life will pass, and above that angry storm are beautiful blue skies!
There are many things you can do to support your widowed family and friends on Mother’s Day.
Think of your home as a basecamp. Allow it to be a place to stop and reorient, a place to remember who you are. It will change how you feel about your home.
I know that organizing your life after loss is hard. I also know it won’t begin until you can get yourself into a better mental space.
How do you restore your soul when you feel drained?